Oct 12, 2020 7:00 PM

COVID-19 per-day average remains steady; 13th death reported

Posted Oct 12, 2020 7:00 PM

The Ellis County Health Department on Monday reported the average number of new coronavirus cases per day in the last seven days held steady at 12.

The department also announced an additional coronavirus-related death, bring the total to 13.

On Oct. 2, the Hays City Commission voted to extend the ordinance requiring face coverings until the seven-day new case average was five or fewer for 14 straight days.

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There were 33 new cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County since Friday. There are currently 118 active cases, including five active hospitalizations, and 1,080 recovered cases.

The seven-day average of percent of positive tests fell slightly to 17.8 percent. 

Since reporting began, there have been 1,211 cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County, including 13 deaths. Of the total 9,257 tests administered, 12.3 percent have returned positive for coronavirus.

NOTE: "New cases" reflects cases reported by the Ellis County Health Department between regular reporting periods of Monday, Wednesday and Friday. "Total cases" reflects all cases reported by the department. Because of delayed test results, total cases might include cases prior to the previous reporting period, so the figures might not necessarily correspond.